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Refugee crisis: David Cameron offers an extra £115m aid

By Hayden Smith

Published 24/09/2015

Prime Minister David Cameron
Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron yesterday committed an extra £115m to tackle the migration crisis as European leaders attempted to overcome bitter divisions on the issue to agree a unified response.

The Prime Minister announced the new funds as he arrived at an emergency summit in Brussels. A total of £100m will go to people stranded in refugee camps neighbouring Syria, while another £14.5m will go on aid for refugees in Europe, including £2m for agencies in Libya.

Mr Cameron called on leaders to adopt a "comprehensive approach" and called for more to be done in nations which have seen dramatic exoduses.

"We need to do more to stabilise the countries and regions from which these people are coming," he said. "When it comes to Syria, Britain has already given over £1bn, more than any other country other than the United States.

"We will commit another £100m, including £40m to the World Food Programme, because we must stop people making the difficult, dangerous trip to Europe."

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